Converting Office Space for Lab Ready Use Webinar

Thursday, April 22, 2021 (2pm - 3pm US/Eastern)

Presented by BALA Consulting Engineers - AIA CES Provider (1 LU Credit)

In this presentation we will discuss how to evaluate current assets to determine if they have the potential for lab conversion and the various MEP/FP and structural systems that will need to be adjusted or supplemented to accommodate future life science requirements.

With an increase in demand for lab ready spaces, developers and asset managers are looking to reposition their properties to accommodate life science end user requirements. There are several factors that need to be considered when evaluating if an existing building can accommodate life science requirements. These range from the layout of the building and its core, the structure of the building and of course the infrastructure systems that support the building use. The requirements for lab space vastly differ from traditional office space. Certain assets may be better positioned than others for conversion to lab ready use based on existing infrastructure, property agencies and construction type.


  • Participants will learn the building and infrastructure considerations when evaluating an asset for lab conversion.
  • Participants will learn about trends in the life science marketplace that have a direct effect on planning for future life science clients.
  • Participants will learn the infrastructure requirements for lab spaces and how they differ from common existing office space infrastructure.
  • Participants will learn the architectural and structural implications of converting a space for lab ready use.


Scott M. Davis, PE  LEED AP BD+C
Vice President

Charles B. Kensky, PE LEED AP BD+C
Executive Vice President

Steven M. Anastasio, PE
Director of Structures

For WBC Members Only
$200 (logo on event emails, social media and presentation)

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